Psychiatry and Psychology

My Spiritual Life: A Journey from Childhood

I was inspired to write this post after reading about Tom Wootton, a man in his 50s who had been meditating since the age of 5. Tom would detach from his body and find himself floating above and looking down at himself sitting there. He intuitively knew that this and other meditative practices would bring(…)

Spirituality: The path of the heart

Any path is only a path and there is no affront to oneself or to others in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you…Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself and yourself alone one question…Does this path have a heart?(…)

Would you believe it?

So far, it’s a bit heavy on the anatomy and physiology. It’s probably not necessary to know all of this stuff, but it does put what will follow in a context that is necessary in today’s world of evidence-based medicine. Until fairly recently authority and expertise were often enough to convince people about a treatment(…)

In a Nutshell

Everything I’m going to tell you boils down to a few simple ideas. Putting these ideas into practice is what takes the work, but the dividends paid, while not  always immediate, are enormous. Take responsibility for your own development. We don’t become better, happier people by just hoping for the best. Learn to meditate. An(…)

This is the start of it. Your Self-Development starts here…

My name is Dr Joseph Bray, and I have been a Consultant Psychiatrist for over 18 years. In case you struggle with the difference between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist, the latter is a medical doctor who has specialised in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. Along the way I have seen what works(…)